India is a country I have wanted to go to for a long time, especially after the trip in Bhutan vs Nepal, the more I want to go. Especially the land of Ladakh is a very suitable place to ride motorbikes under the Himalayas. Finally, that wish has come true with nearly a week of riding a motorbike in Ladakh and 3 days in New Delhi. Please summarize into 1 experience of your best friend going to India for the first time for you to see.
Basically, I feel almost absolutely safe, “this safety note is only for me”, also because partly I prepared quite carefully for the trip. And the place I choose to spend the most time is a pretty peaceful place that is Ladakh.
I also have almost 3 days in New Delhi, in addition to haggling for taxis and tuktuk, basically India’s capital is still something to learn. From people to landmarks in the city center. One thing I quite like is that the price of tuk tuk as well as taxi here is quite cheap, I go around for nearly 50km and it only costs about 1000 stamps (about 300k Vietnamese Dong).
If you intend to go to India, here are some India travel experienceas well as basic information you can refer to, to make your trip more convenient:
1. First about the procedure when traveling to India:
You just need to apply for a visa online to get an e-visa, the procedure is quite simple and also very fast, somewhere about 2 days. In addition, you should make a medical declaration on the website first and print out the 2 injections, when I enter the Delhi airport, they do not ask anything related to the vaccine but just print it out first, there is still a bit of excess.
In addition, you should prepare yourself a ballpoint pen available, so that when you get off the airport, you can fill in the information and leave it in front of the security counter. I flew Vietjet’s Skyboss class and got off the plane first. When entering the procedure, there is no need to wait in line to think it’s delicious, anyone who has not filled out the information sheet has to go back to find a pen, and then complete it, the whole village comes down to do that and waits in line for nearly 3 hours to finish.
2. Which airline ticket is suitable for traveling to India:
I go to Vietjet to fly directly from Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi, always go to Skyboss class, so I prioritize check-in, as well as get out and get off first. Going in Ladakh’s cold season brings a lot of clothes, but Skyboss has up to 30kg of checked baggage with an extra 10kg of hand luggage and an extra 2kg bag, a total of 42kg is too comfortable.
Especially when checking in from Delhi airport back to Ho Chi Minh City, I left early, because the airport here they check luggage very carefully, so it takes a lot of time. If you leave early to check in, you will be able to go to the waiting room to sit, like the afternoon flight from Ho Chi Minh City, so it is quite comfortable.
For those who want to save more, it’s ok to go to Vietjet’s Deluxe class, up to 20kg of luggage, still prioritize check-in, and have Flight Care insurance like Skyboss.
3. Destination when traveling to India
Depending on each person’s taste, there are different ways to choose a destination, like me, I love Ladakh because it has super beautiful scenery and super gentle people. I got lost in the middle of the night and the policeman let me stay at the station. If you love the Ladakh region, you can spend about 5-7 days, you can buy a land tour somewhere around 300-500 USD to go quite cheap, and like me, I ride a motorbike around because it’s too maze on the side. this. This is also an extremely popular spot during the season India travel
We went in the autumn, the trees all turned yellow, very romantic. Especially running through the roads above is the snowy mountain below is the road winding around the cliff. Then, from time to time, we meet herds of horses and yaks walking leisurely under the yellow grass, so they have to swoop down to take pictures and then continue.
If you are interested in learning about Indian architecture and history, you can go to New Delhi. In Delhi, it is quite bustling and there are also many places to go. I have nearly 3 days here, so go to famous places that are easy to go first such as: Ki Baoli water well, the tallest brick tower in the world over 1000 years old. Qutb Minar, or India Gate Square. The last day I came back, I stopped by Little Saigon to eat Vietnamese food.
In addition, Vietjet also opens new routes through other famous cities such as Mumbai and Ahmedabad, you can also refer to it.
4. Some notes when traveling to India:
If you go alone or in a small group, you should go to famous places first, to get used to it and then go to special places later, you should also buy travel insurance before going. Note that Delhi airport works quite slowly, so it’s best to get out 4-5 hours first, especially Vietjet counters open to check in 3 hours before and closes 60 minutes before the departure time, so if you leave early to check in, then enter. security procedures at all times.
Moving, you can take a tuk tuk or call a taxi, there is another way that you can book an uber. I don’t have an uber account, so from time to time I ask the front desk friends to book a car for me to see the price on the app, then pay the driver. If you call a taxi or tuk tuk yourself, you can also bargain the price.
Finally: For me, India is a very special place because it is very different from the places I go through, giving me many different emotions. From bursting with beauty, happy because of the accommodation, to a little annoyed because of having to argue with a taxi, but all in all, it is the experience of every trip. And only going to have those experiences.
Hope you have a great experience in India.